First year students at Makerere University have shared mixed experiences almost two weeks after they reported for the 2018/2019 academic year.
MAKERERE – Makerere University has introduced a digital payment system to track student tuition fee payments immediately the money is deposited on the university bank accounts.
Many youths now have mobile phones that they carry with them everywhere. Many Lecturers claim that phones are distracting while students insist that phones are necessary.
After wide consultations between Makerere University council, students' body and the government, the institution has finally adopted a new fees policy.
Under this new policy, students are required to pay Shs 200, 000 with in the first three weeks of every new semester and failure to do so attracts a surcharge of Shs 20,000.
"This money is part of the total fees the student will be required to pay at the end of the semester, so, it's not a separate charge, or an increment," explained the Vice chancellor Prof John Ddumba-Ssentamu.
Tanga Odoi, the chairman of Makerere University Convocation, a body that unites the institution's former students and workers, has hired 30 of the alumni to help the management give out admission letters as the strike for the responsible staff enters day three.
While speaking at a press conference at Makerere University yesterday, Odoi said that the move is for the good of the joining students, the university and the striking staff.
The academic registrar Makerere University has relased the private admission lists for the academic year 2016/2017, and freshers are reminded to pick their admission letters next week.
The semester for those admitted on private and governmnent sponsorship schemes will start on Aug 6, while, continuing students will repreport on Aug 15
Attached are the admission lists in pdf format.
The 82nd Makerere University students' guild leadership has, after making minor changes, accepted the proposed fees policy that was put forward for discussion by the search committee.
The proposed policy States that all students should pay a commitment fee of Shs 200,000, within the first two weeks of each semester to enable them register as students of the University. The fee has been maintained by the GRC (Guild Representative Council) members, only that they have proposed a change in the length of period the payment should be done.
Makerere University admistractors have called upon the general public and the institution's stakeholders to give in their views about the proposed new fees policy.
Prof Barnabas Nawangwe, the Vice- Chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration said the proposed policy has been uploaded to the University's website www.mak.ac.ug to ensure a variety of opinions in the debate so that the policy becomes one that is not imposed, but agreed upon.
The policy is to start working by the beginning of the next academic year 2016/2017
Following series of violent strikes by students over what they called unfair fees policies, Makerere University administration has moved to put in place a new policy.
While speaking at a press conference from the senior common room of the main building at Makerere University on Friday, the deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration), Prof Barnabas Nawangwe said that this policy aims at benefiting the students and the university.
Where as CBS radio station was celebrating 20 years of existence in Buganda from Wankulukuku, Makerere University used the chance to showcase its ground-breaking innovations in technology.
During the CBS Pewosa expo that kicked of on June 16 and is to end on June 24, Makerere's Prof William Kyamuhangire and Peter Walusimbi Kagole who is an engineer, a tractor operator and the mobile plant attendant, stole the match when they unveiled the juice making machine
It is intended to help thousands of small scale farmers increase their incomes from fruits they grow.